Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Scorpion by Hilaire Belloc and a Photo

The Scorpion
Hilaire Belloc

The Scorpion is as black as soot,
He dearly loves to bite;
He is a most unpleasant brute
To find in bed at night.

The Baldwin Project
From More Beasts for Worse Children | 1896

Last night was rather exciting for us here. The scorpion had been spotted crawling about the tank several nights recently, looking fat and healthy, but last night Thomas saw him eating a cricket. Naturally, after first running over to verify that this wasn't a joke, I got my camera. :) I hope it was the noisy cricket! And if you click on the photo, you can see it really well, not to mention the beetle calmly walking next to the scorpion. It had been a mealworm, intended to be food for the crickets. Guess they didn't eat him soon enough.

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